Agapanthus Bud Bw
Photograph - Outdoor Bw Photo
Agapanthus Bud BW
Blue Agapanthus Africanus, or Lily of the Nile Flowers
Fine-art botanical photograph by Connie Fox
In this 8x10 black-and-white macro shot (also available in color), an agapanthus bud is starting to open, revealing the flower’s intricate details at birth. These agapanthus are planted in a row of tall, striking clusters along a dry creekbed in greater Houston, Texas, USA (Zone 9), where agapanthus start to bloom in April.
Commonly called African Lily, Lily of the Nile, or simply agapanthus, these beauties are notable for their large, attractive, deep blue (sometimes white) trumpet-shaped flower clusters on tall stalks above clumping, evergreen foliage. They are strikingly beautiful in rows or clusters in a garden and can be used in containers in cooler regions. They work in a tropical setting or formal landscape, even a casual cottage garden or for an English garden look. Because of their height, one can appreciate them close-up. They are also lovely in the back row against a fence. Agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile, is a versatile plant that can be used as an accent, border, foundation plant beneath low windows, and even as a groundcover.
Native to South Africa, Agapanthus are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible to overlook them. Easy to grow, pest- and disease-free, these exquisite flowers are ideal for lovers of a low-maintenance planting area.
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Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
Converted to black-and-white and cropped to an 8x10, though larger sizes are available.
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May 31st, 2020
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